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China Equine Cultural Festival 2015

It was an adrenaline-packed weekend of horse-racing action at the recent 2015 China Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) Singapore, which was held over the festive Chinese New Year period. Organised by Tianjin-based racing group China Horse Club, the inaugural

China Equine Cultural Festival 2015
Hubert Burda Media

It was an adrenaline-packed weekend of horse-racing action at the recent 2015 China Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) Singapore, which was held over the festive Chinese New Year period. Organised by Tianjin-based racing group China Horse Club, the inaugural festival kicked off with a private dinner and charity auction at Marina Bay Sands' ArtScience Museum (where $350,000 was raised for the Community Chest, Riding for the Disabled Association for Singapore, Singapore Paralympian Maximillian Tan Chern, and training programmes for young Chinese jockeys in China) and a charity cocktail party. After that, it was time for the main highlights: The S$200,000 Singapore Prestige Classic Cup — the first horse racing cup titled by luxury lifestyle magazines — and the CECF Singapore Cup (the nation's richest race with a prize purse of $3.05 million). Needless to say, it was a weekend to remember.